MEN are increasingly worried that their barbecue is smaller than average, it has emerged.
The Institute for Studies found that 79 per cent of men believed the small dimensions of their barbecue made it impossible for them to satisfy guests.
36-year-old Tom Booker said: “I always felt comfortable about my modest trolley-style charcoal barbecue, which I considered to be of ample height and girth.
“It could accommodate twelve sausages and four burgers simultaneously, which nobody had ever complained about. That was until last weekend, when my line manager Stephen invited us to experience his six burner gas monster.
“Frankly a lot of the width comes from the wooden shelves flanking the grill but it’s still impressively large. In fact my wife made a comment about how it wouldn’t even fit in our garden.”
However sales analyst Roy Hobbs said he used to feel like a freak because of his eight-burner machine with commercial grade rotisserie and double-skinned steel hood.
“I felt it was embarrassingly large and wished I had something smaller. But over time people stopped making snide remarks and started to appreciate its efficiency in large group catering situations.”